Friends of Second Marsh in partnership with General Motors of Canada will be hosting the 6th annual Feathered Friends Festival (FFF)! It will be held at the General Motors of Canada headquarters overlooking the McLaughlin Bay Wildlife Reserve and Second Marsh Wildlife Area in Oshawa. The FFF celebrates the return of migratory birds and the importance of bees, butterflies, and bats. There is no cost to attend the festival! Please leave your dogs at home for this event. The event will include: Live bird and animal presentation, Birdhouse building, Bird Banding, Guided hikes, Crafts and much more! May 25 2019. 10 am to 3 pm. 1189 Colonel Sam Drive, Oshawa. FREE.
Visit Trafalgar Castle School for the May Court Festival! Enjoy cultural dances as the students gather together to celebrate the spring season, and to observe the official crowning ofthe May Queen and her Court. Don’t miss pop up shops, an interactive animal show, dunk tank, rock climbing, strawberry social, horse drawn carriage rides, food and more! May 25 2019. 11 am to 3 pm. 401 Reynolds Street, Whitby.
Head to Whitby for Food Truck Frenzy 2019! Foodies and families alike can enjoy the best food and entertainment the region has to offer. This year’s festival features an impressive line-up of 30+ Food Trucks and their tasty creations, local Artisan Vendors, talented musical performances and family fun activities. Admission is $3.00 per person, Max $10.00 per family. May 25 & 26 2019. 11 am to 9 pm. 500 Victoria Street West, Whitby.
Lighten things up with Girls Nite-Out – Improv Comedy! Girls Nite Out is an all-funny, all-female troupe consisting of some of Canada’s top stand-ups and comedy improvisers. Individually they have won Canadian Comedy Awards, performed on Second City stages around the world and been featured on TV (NBC, CBC, The Comedy Network) & radio (CBC). Collectively they have been performing for over ten years, wowing ‘em all across Ontario as well as Fredericton and St. John, New Brunswick and Annapolis Royal, N.S. May 25 2019. 8 pm. 50 King Street East, Oshawa. $35.
Join Culture Counts at Donevan Skate Park at the Donevan Recreation Complex for the Urban Arts Fest and watch the Safe Graffiti Wall be transformed by 18 artists! Show off your skateboard and scooter tricks! Join us for:
Live graffiti painting, Live DJ, Art Market with local street art vendors (including The LivingRoom), Catering provided by Cashew and Clive. All Ages Activities include: Sticker art and trading with sticker artists Andres Musta and Jozef Tomaszewski, Create a graffiti-inspired art project with artist Paul Paget. May 25 2019. 1 pm to 4 pm. 171 Harmony Road South, Oshawa. Cash only!
Catch the Oshawa Little Theatre’s Youth Group perform West Side Story! From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents’ book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are widely regarded as among the best ever written. The world’s greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre’s finest accomplishments. Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time. May 25 to June 1 2019. Various times. 62 Russet Ave, Oshawa. $28/$15.
Catch a final performance by Sharon, Bram and Friends on their 40th Anniversary Farewell Tour! A Sharon and Bram show is a sing-along concert for the entire family, featuring such well-loved favourites as “She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain”, “Five Little Monkeys”, “One Elephant”, “Tingalayo”, and, of course, “Skinnamarink”. May 26 2019. 4:30 pm. Regent Theatre, 50 King Street East, Oshawa. $35.
The Oshawa Museum is hosting Tea & Talk: Stories from the Homefront: Oshawa & WWII. Stories from the Homefront is the Oshawa Museum’s second oral history project. Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of D-Day, this project sought to preserve community memories to gain a better understanding of the impact of the war on the local level, connecting these experiences with the larger picture of experiences on the national and international scene. Using photos and archival resources as well as reminiscences from local Oshawa residents, Stories tells the story of life on the homefront. Tea & scones are served promptly at 1 pm and costs $10 per person, $5 members of the Oshawa Historical Society. Reservations are required as space is limited. Call 905-436-7624 x 106 to book your spot. May 26 2019. 1 pm. Lakeview Park, Oshawa.